Live Lit Roundup for the week of November 3rd, 2014

Today 

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Come out to the Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60661) for another installment of LitMash at 7:30pm featuring exclusive readings by Tim F’N StaffordJH Palmer and more! Your host and curator for this magical evening is none other than J.W. Basilo, don’t miss it!

// $8 cover // Doors open at 7:30pm // Show starts at 8pm // 

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Tomorrow 

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Chicago Zine Fest is having a special Pizza Jam at Dimo’s (1615 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647) from 7pm–9pm.  Come for the jalapeño popper pizza, stay for this awesome event benefiting local Chicago zines! Our resident cartoonist and legendary zine rabble rouser, Alex Nall, will be leading a pizza-inspired comic jam where everyone can contribute their own awesome panel, and/or add to existing panels, that will be compiled together an incredible zine passed out at a later date. Don’t miss this great event!

// $1 buys you a slice of ‘za // Donations go to Chicago Zine Fest // 

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Gapers Block presents another installment of Tuesday Funk upstairs at Hopleaf (5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640) at 7:30pm featuring readings by Tom Haley, Maggie Jenkins, Melinda McIntire, Keesha Beckford and former co-host William Shunn.

// Free admission // 21+ // Doors open at 7pm // 

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Two Cookie Minimum is back at the Hungry Brain (2319 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) at 9pm. This special installment of Two Cookie Minimum entitled, “Toast to Hosts”, will feature exclusive readings by Leah PickettCarly OishiRobbie Q. Telfer and more! Your favorite host, Johnny Misfit, will lead the night’s festivities.

// 21+ // Donations are welcome // Free cookies // 

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Wednesday

Come out to the CHI*PRC (858 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622) at 7pm for Zine Zine Club! brought to you in part by Radiator Comics. The titles being discussed at this month’s installment include, Day Trips #3 by Grace Tran and Gorilla Year #2 by Cara Bean. These zines are available either at radiatorcomics.com or Quimby’s Bookstore in Wicker Park.

// $3 donation at the door // 

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RUI: Reading Under the Influence is back at Sheffield’s (3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) at 7:30pm. The theme for this month’s installment is, “Lucky Ladies”, and will feature exclusive readings by Cyn VargasJessie Ann Foley and more.

// $3 cover // 21+ // Doors open at 7pm //

Schubas (3159 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) is where you want to be. That’s right, The God, Sex & Death Variety Hour is happening at 8pm this Wednesday and will feature Dennis Frymire pontificating on God, Simon A. Smith waxing poetic about death, and many more awesome features.

// Free event // Doors open at 7:15pm // 

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Thursday 

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Garrett Caples will be at The Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654) at 6:30pm. In this special panel, Caples will discuss surrealism and contemporary poetry.

// Free and open to the public // 

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Columbia College Chicago’s annual Story Week is just around the corner, and to celebrate, the Gumbo Fiction Salon is holding a special fundraiser Thursday night from 7pm to midnight at The Galway Arms (2442 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614). Featured readers include Bill Hillmann, Devon Polderman and Germania Solórzano.

// $4 general admission // $2 admission for students // 17+ venue // 

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Friday 

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The Stoop Celebrates Pilsen at La Catrina Cafe (1011 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608) on Friday at 6pm. The Stoop, a prolific reading series hosted by Lily Be and Clarence, is taking it to the streets and hosting special installments of their series in different neighborhoods of Chicago every month. Don’t miss this awesome event!

// Free event // 

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Come out to Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640) for the release party of Jac Jemc’s A Different Bed Every Time and Anne Valente’s By Light We Knew Our Names at 7:30pm. Following the readings there will be an after-party at Simon’s Tavern (5210 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640).

// Free event // 

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Jeremy Owens cordially invites you to, You’re Being Ridiculous: Confession, at Mary’s Attic (5400 N Clark St (Above Hamburger Mary’s), Chicago, Illinois 60640) this Friday at 8pm. If you want an exclusive chance tor rub elbows with Meaty‘s Samantha Irby, don’t pass up this chance.

// $15 // 

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Saturday 

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The Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654) is hosting a special poetry workshop entitled, Forms and Features: Image from 1:30pm–3pm. All experience levels are welcome, and this event will be moderated by the library staff. This installment of the workshop series will explore sensuality, detail and all depictions of the physical world. Please register here: library (at) poetryfoundation (dot) org.

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Sunday 

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Join us at Curbside Splendor’s Pop-Up Book Fair at The Empty Bottle (1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) from 1pm–6pm! We’ll be there alongside 30+ of the finest local booksellers, regional indie publishers and presses. Don’t miss it!

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